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Federal GI Bill ®

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides education benefits to eligible servicemembers, Veterans, and their dependents or survivors. Federal GI Bill benefits can be used to pursue your University of Minnesota degree or, in some cases, transferred to eligible spouse or children.

You can learn more about the Federal GI Bill benefits and the application process by visiting Vets.gov’s Education Benefits page or the VA’s Education and Training page.

If you are a Minnesota resident who has exhausted all of their Federal GI Bill benefits, you may be eligible for the Veteran Education Assistance grant from the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs.

Am I Eligible?
You may be eligible if you served on active duty (other than for training) after 9/10/2001. Servicemembers must serve at least 36 months on active duty to receive 100% of this benefit. Those with between 90 days to 35 months of active duty receive a prorated benefit based on active duty time.

What does the benefit pay?

  • Up to 100% of tuition and fees.
  • A monthly housing allowance based on the school’s zip code.
  • Up to $1000 a year for books.

Am I Eligible?
Members currently serving in the National Guard and Reserve branches of the US Military may be eligible for this benefit. All initial entry training must be completed before you are eligible.

What does the benefit pay?

  • A monthly rate based on full-time or part-time enrollment status.

Am I Eligible?
This benefit provides education and training assistance to dependents and survivors of certain Veterans. Dependents are eligible for this benefit if the service member has 100% disability rating with the VA.

What does the benefit pay?

  • A monthly rate based on full-time or part-time enrollment status.

Am I Eligible?
This benefit provides education benefits to Veterans and active duty Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty.

What does the benefit pay?

  • A monthly rate based on full-time or part-time enrollment status.

Am I Eligible?
Veterans may be eligible if they have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% and a discharge status that is other than dishonorable.

What does the benefit pay?

  • Payment and coverage for this benefit is determined by each individual’s Vocational Rehabilitation counselor.

If you are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and have not exhausted your eligibility, you may be able to transfer up to 36 months of benefits to your spouse or dependent children. Once the Department of Defense (DOD) approves the transfer, the new beneficiaries can apply for VA benefits.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Important Dates

Billing & Payment

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 May/summer payment due in full (full balance due)
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 Summer payment due in full (full balance due)
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 Summer payment due in full (full balance due)